Support Worker

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: JUN20212005

Job details


SensePlus Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£20,159 - £21,841 Per Annum

Closing date

17 June 2021

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

You will work as part of the SensePlus Portsmouth team to ensure that Service Users receive a day care package that reflects their personal abilities and skills and promotes further engagement, independence, wellbeing and growth.  You will be working with people who have profound and multiple learning disabilities, some of whom may present behaviours that challenge, using multisensory stimulation to achieve positive outcomes for individuals.

You will be expected to follow and deliver structured session plans and record details of session outcomes for the service users; raising and discussing any concerns identified during sessions with relevant senior staff

You will undertake complex personal care tasks as required for people with severely limited mobility and complex medical conditions, following guidelines, risk assessments and using equipment supplied (training will be given).

What you’ll need to succeed

You will need a sound knowledge and an understanding of the needs of people with PMLD and complex needs, as well as a good understanding of conditions commonly associated with PMLD such as Cerebral Palsy, Dysphagia and Autism. You will have excellent literacy, verbal and communication skills as you will be required to maintain accurate and comprehensive written records for service users. You will have good numeracy skills are required as you will be working with e.g. weights, fluids, and you will have experience equivalent to NVQ Level 3 or above in Social Care. You will undertake the Care Certificate and specific qualifications made available that are essential to this post. You will have the OCN national qualification in Understanding the Needs of Individuals with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) or the ability to successfully complete this qualification within an agreed timeframe.

You will demonstrate the ability to deliver and follow set guidelines for personal care in a safe and comfortable manner for both service user and staff and will have experience of moving and handling techniques and equipment. You will have the ability to complete, implement and follow Personal Profile Plans, session plans and risk assessments whilst supporting Service Users to maintain their independence and wellbeing.


What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.


What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role. You must ensure you review the ‘Who is the person’ section of the job profile and use these requirements to tailor your application to the role.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.